Just Do It!

This blogging every day has been a slog. I don’t want to complain. I never complain. I complain to my kids that they aren’t picking up after themselves enough, but that’s not complaining. That’s just speaking the truth. I complain that I work too much or get paid too little. But that’s truth too.

I remember skimming a book once, the Complaint Free World, and I quit complaining. And then there were years I quit gossiping for Lent. And I missed it. I missed complaining and gossiping. There’s a nice groove and camaraderie to negativity in the workplace or among other mothers in the playground. We get each other. We bond.

I’m trying to stay positive. Bond that way. Or through my blog. Here are 7 things I’ve learned writing a blog post every day for the month of October.

  1. Pumpkins from an October retreat on Shelter Island.
    Pumpkins from an October retreat on Shelter Island.

    People like lists of 7 things

  2. It’s more important to be consistent than brilliant.
  3. It feels so nice when readers tell you in person that they like your online writing
  4. You worry that friends or family will take offense at your writing, but they’ll like it
  5. Only 7 blogs to go until the end of October (*I actually have 8, but 7 sounds better!)
  6. Stick to one topic — although you may have a lot to say about at least 7 topics
  7. Seven!

2 thoughts on “Just Do It!

  1. I’ve been trying to write lists of 13. You’ve encouraged me to try 7–or pick the top 7 out of 13. Your words make a difference. Only you can tell your story.

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